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The best design programs in the world include some of the top schools to study design. This list highlights the growing role they play in supplying creative managers to corporate and nonprofit organizations.

What are the top design schools worldwide& Whether you're looking for rankings of the best art design programs to study or just the greatest graphic, spacial, or interior design schools in general, this list of programs will likely point you in the direction of a program for design majors that best fits your career aspirations in the booming industry.
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Art Center College of Design is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Pasadena, California, United States of America - Programs: Master's in Industrial Design/MBA

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Massachusetts Institute of Tec... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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University of Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America - Program: Master's in Design

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Carnegie Mellon University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America - Program: Masters in Product Development

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Parsons The New School for Des... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
New York City, New York, United States of America

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Pratt Institute is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
New York City, New York, United States of America - Program: Master's of Professional Studies in Design Management

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Royal College of Art is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
London, United Kingdom - Program: Dual degree Innovation Design Engineering

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Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Stanford, California, United States of America - Program: Joint Program in Design and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design

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California College of the Arts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
California, United States of America - Program: MBA in Design Strategy

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Rochester Institute of Technol... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Rochester, New York, United States of America

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Savannah College of Art and De... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America - Program: Master's in Design Management

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Cooper Union is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Manhattan, New York City, New York

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Case Western Reserve Universit... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America - Program: MBA

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Chiba University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Chiba, Japan - Program: Master's in Service & Product Design

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China Central Academy of Fine ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China - Program: Master's in Design Management

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Cranfield University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World

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Delft University of Technology is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Delft, Netherlands - Program: Master's in Strategic Product Design

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Domus Academy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World

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Hong Kong Polytechnic Universi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
China, Hong Kong - Program: Master's in Design

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Illinois Institute of Technolo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America - Program: Dual degree Master of Design and MBA

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Imperial College London is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
London, United Kingdom - Program: MBA, Executive MBA, Weekend Executive MBA

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KAIST is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Daejeon, South Korea - Program: Master of Science in Industrial Design

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Korea University of Science an... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Daejeon, South Korea - Program: Master's in Industrial Design

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National Institute of Design is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Ahmedabad, India - Program: Strategic Design Management post-graduate degree

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Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America - Program: Master's in Product Development,Program: Dual degree MBA and Master's in Engineering Management

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Pontifícia Universidade Católi... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World

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Shih Chien University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Taipei, Taiwan

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Suffolk University is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America - Program: Executive MBA with concentration in Innovation & Design Management

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Umeå University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Umeå, Sweden - Programs: Master's in Industrial Design

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University of Art and Design H... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Helsinki, Finland - Program: International Design Business Management

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University of California is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Oakland, California, United States of America - Program: MBA

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Gothenburg University is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Gothenburg, Sweden

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University of Toronto is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Toronto, Canada - Program: MBA

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Rhode Island School of Design is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America